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Well, *this* challenge cycle snuck up on me, and it’s Zero Week already! 

 

At the end of last challenge we shifted apartments and are still settling in (mostly the pups are adjusting) to the new floor and the new space. This is going well some days - and some days I get calls from security because my little terrorist assholes are barking while I’m gone.

 

#goodtimes #firstworldproblems #problemswhenyoudonthavethesamerightsyoureusedto

 

We are adjusting. It is a process.

 

This challenge will officially start for me while in Helsinki at a wedding and will stretch to aaalllllllmost Halloween. Which should be prime pumpkin season, but since I live in the Summerlands, I’ll just be busy trying to convince myself that it really is getting cooler while whining about the flannels, boots and pumpkin shit I’m missing. 

 

 

Goal 1: Nutrition

 

At the moment, my macros are (loosely, but I’m not assigning judgement to at the moment): 

 

1200 Calories

91g Protein

119g Carbs

40g Fats

 

This year, I’m also posting a photo collage a day of what I eat, and tracking all my meals in both My Fitness Pal and Cara (mostly to track GI symptoms). And I’m reintroducing foods after doing the FODMAP diet and getting my gut back to some semblance of balance.

 

Goal 2: Physical Fitness 

 

I’ll be continuing to focus on rebuilding my yoga practice this challenge and am aiming for 3 classes per week. I’m dropping the aerial class from last challenge, because it was tweaking my knee. 

 

As of this moment, a reasonable schedule (1000% could change at any moment because schedules are not fixed here) is: Monday am, Tuesday or Thursday late afternoon, Friday or maaaaybe Saturday am.

 

Goal 3: Fulfillment 

 

I need to continue to keep myself accountable here. 

 

Things I’m working on:

 

Finances

  • Cobbling together some sort of at-a-glance spreadsheet of finances
  • Contacting a financial planner for advice 
  • Picking a direction and sticking with it

 

Futureproofing

  • Figuring something out to do that will generate $

 

Hobbies

  • Sewing sofa covers
  • Picking another sewing project
  • Blog improvements 

 

 
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Helsinki! Have you ever been? Sounds like fun :) 

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Helsinki! Have you ever been? Sounds like fun [emoji4] 


I have not, but I’m excited to see where my girlfriend is from and experience the Nordic climes!

And hopefully some Fall!

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My boots and I are ready!
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I don’t have my handy-dandy cut & paste deadline worked up in Notes yet and it’s 7:06 am. I’ve been up since 4-something.

Whoo hoo travel days!

Any excuse for whiskey in my coffee instead of milk [emoji38]

Yesterday was fairly good - I think I averaged 1300 Calories, which wasn’t half bad, considering I did very little to reduce the amount of food I’d made but am wasting.

Breakfast was truffle scrambled eggs out - despite knowing that scrambled eggs make me hella nauseous about 80% of the time. #yolo #thecoffeeatthatrestaurantisliketurbofuel #iwashighoncaffeine

Lunch was hella late and a serving of those vegan ricotta accidentally halal stuffed shells I made - but only because I needed to take a (shitty) pic for the blog so I could share the recipe.

Dinner was surprise out and a bucket of boiled shrimp.

Dropped the pups off at puppy vacation land; came home and packed.

Also watched an episode or two of Mindhunter.

And now we are at the airport, leaving for Helsinki.

And, since we know they’re the *real* stars of this show: [emoji38]

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Odin in their new (ikea) perch

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And how I spend at least a chunk of time most afternoons.

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Freya is less cooperative camera-wise. I think Odin is the real breakout Instagram star on the family.

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following and i am fan of these pups already!

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Oh hey, I'm in Helsinki! [emoji3] You'll just have to get your autumn dose of flannels and boots here. What are you planning on doing while you're here?

Hellooooo, @Mad Hatter!

I’m here for a wedding, so have mostly been doing things related to that and exploring the area around my hotel.

As for touristy things, we’ve pretty much only done the National Museum, aside from walking around and exploring a bit.

Lots of time has been spent on the waterfront.

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And yes! Boots!

After searching in the last what? 5? Countries we’ve been in with zero luck, I finally found somewhere that sells Vivobarefoot boots! [emoji7][emoji7]

And it was a damn adventure finding the shop door hidden along the corridor of a janky looking building, with directions only in Finnish [emoji38]

On the flip side, that led to super delicious Mexican fast food from across the street (Chalupas).

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4 minutes ago, darkfoxx said:

And it was a damn adventure finding the shop door hidden along the corridor of a janky looking building, with directions only in Finnish emoji38.png

Oooh where?? I've just been buying them online, have the same ones but brown. :D 

 

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Hellooooo, @Mad Hatter!

I’m here for a wedding, so have mostly been doing things related to that and exploring the area around my hotel.

As for touristy things, we’ve pretty much only done the National Museum, aside from walking around and exploring a bit.

Lots of time has been spent on the waterfront.


Hah I've lived here for two years and not been to any museums. :hopelessness:

I'd highly recommend going out nature side if you have the time, there are many places to go both really centrally and further out.

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Hah I've lived here for two years and not been to any museums. :hopelessness:
I'd highly recommend going out nature side if you have the time, there are many places to go both really centrally and further out.

The shop I went to was here: Porthaninkatu 2, 00530 Helsinki, Finland

And super hard to find - basically in the Physiotherapy(?) space down an outside hallway around the corner of the building - it’s terribly marked, and they’re moving in the next couple months somewhere better.

The guy was super nice though!
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14 hours ago, darkfoxx said:


The shop I went to was here: Porthaninkatu 2, 00530 Helsinki, Finland

And super hard to find - basically in the Physiotherapy(?) space down an outside hallway around the corner of the building - it’s terribly marked, and they’re moving in the next couple months somewhere better.

The guy was super nice though!

Thanks!!

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Home again, home again.

Getting food back to what passes for normal (tomorrow), went to ikea and picked up a patio set today, snuggling pups this evening and getting back to my routine tomorrow with my monthly wine brunch.

Ok, so good eating will commence Friday. Oops.

The last few days’ food:
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Is that a stroopwafel?

It is! Damn Dutch friends and needing to rescue a certain Finnish mother from a second package of them along with more covered licorices.

I think the Dutch are conspiring to make me fat. [emoji38] Honey mustard dill sauce, curry ketchup, the best licorices I’ve ever had, stroopwaffles, curry mayo ....

Bastards

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1 hour ago, darkfoxx said:


It is! Damn Dutch friends and needing to rescue a certain Finnish mother from a second package of them along with more covered licorices.

I think the Dutch are conspiring to make me fat. emoji38.png Honey mustard dill sauce, curry ketchup, the best licorices I’ve ever had, stroopwaffles, curry mayo ....

Bastards

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I love stroopwafels, like an unhealthy love. When we were in the Netherlands I ate good and bad stroopwafels and loved them all. 

 

I saw that picture and immediately looked up where to get stroopwafels near here (turns out, nobody has them around here)

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Thursday

Monthly wine brunch; though it was a bit weird to start with (we skipped last month - this is the first since our girlfriend and the first of our little group to do so left), it ended up being a great time as usual. I missed my little group, despite seeing half of them at breakfast every Wednesday.

Left early but not as early as DH would have wanted.

Came home and chatted with him and saw the new Hue lights he put up before passing out early.

Also found out Postmodern Jukebox is having a concert here on Halloween! DH bought us tickets, and half of my girlfriends have followed suit! [emoji119]

Also woke out of weird dreams of loneliness, DH probably broke his toe, and am embroiled in a fight with one or both neighbors re: the dogs and the unreasonable expectation that they never make a peep all day.

The building manager has been called and fussed at - the last call from security came while I was standing in my freaking living room - with the dogs - but at least that demonstrated clearly that the complaints are un-freaking-reasonable. I feel bad for the poor security guard whose cell number has been gotten!

I’ve decided I’m yelling right back for noise complaints during the working day. This is just ridiculous and I’m finding myself not wanting to either leave the apartment or come home, and that’s not a tenable situation.

Good thing we don’t have a baby over here!

Breakfast: Stroopwaffle with golden coconut milk coffee
Lunch: focaccia and bread straw, fennel/endive/shrimp salad, pasta with shrimp & some sort of white chocolate thing for dessert. White wine and lots of it.
Post-Wine lunch party: A gin cocktail and half a glass of wine with some Asian-ish appetizer bites.

Home by 9:30.

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I love how fancy your food is! 

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I love how fancy your food is! 

Thanks! It’s all a balance: fast food while on vacation (knockoff Burger King & Taco Bell) and a really nice 3-courser for lunch yesterday.

Today, I had dairy free and kind of crappy ice cream for dinner [emoji38]
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